The Prive empire is well spread out in Singapore. They have restaurants in several locations, including this one in the NUS Kent Ridge Campus – the Prive Grill University Club. Despite its name, it is open to the public, although we suspect their main patrons are the staff and students of the National University of Singapore. It is situated on the 4th level in a building next to the NUS Guild House in Kent Ridge. It is not the most visible of places to the casual passerby.
Garçons Tanjong Katong brings unpretentious classic French cuisine to Tanjong Katong. There was a Garcons French Grill at AlibabaR Hawkers Bar which had since closed. Garçons Tanjong Katong brings back good affordable French Food to the area. It is a full service restaurant and they serve drinks too (yes, wine).
Which is the best restaurant for birthday celebration in Singapore? After attending a recent birthday celebration at Les Amis, we have concluded that it is one of the best restaurants to celebrate a special occasion in Singapore. Our lunch was held in a private room on the upper level at Les Amis and it was an afternoon of food and fun.
Au Petit Salut is a French restaurant in the Dempsey Hill restaurant enclave. It is one of the few exclusive restaurants in this area which has a building all to itself as well as the adjoining carpark. It is situated on Harding Road and is across the road from the White Rabbit restaurant.
A new Tiong Bahru cafe has emerged from the same location that used to be occupied by the Orange Thimble cafe. Merci Marcel is a fresh French cafe which is already packed in its first week of operations. We were told that it is run by the same folks behind French bistrot Ô Batignolles at Gemmill Lane and O Comptoir at Circular Road. We dropped in to check out the brand new Merci Marcel cafe for brunch.
The recent news of Chef Andre’s decision to return his two Michelin Stars and close his French restaurant in Singapore caused ripples in the Singapore culinary scene (Chef Andre Chiang to close 2-Michelin-starred restaurant on Feb 14). For a small country, we are certainly fortunate to have a good range of French dining options in Singapore. In case our readers are wondering where to go for French food, here is our list of the best French restaurants in Singapore that we have tried.